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NSPR presents Blue Dot Live!

What does sound look like?

To find out, reserve your ticket for NSPR’s first Blue Dot Live! event! Then, come down to the Gateway Science Museum in Chico, 7 to 8 p.m., on Thursday, March 14 (Pi Day).

Dave Schlom, host of NSPR's Blue Dot, is joined by Chico State Physics Professor Joe Pechkis for a lively presentation on the science behind sound and music.

From the basic physics of wavelengths and frequencies to standing waves, resonance, and timbre, it's an hour of fascinating demonstrations that will make the science come alive for your eyes, ears, and mind.

Based in part on Dr. Pechkis' Chico State course "Physics of Music," it is sure to be an evening to delight everyone curious about the sonic world we live in.

Blue Dot Live! is the first time we’ve “taken the show on the road.” We want to do others throughout the year. Come help make this a success. We look forward to seeing you there.

Date & Time

  • Thursday, March 14, 7:00-8:00 pm PDT


  • Gateway Science Museum
    625 Esplanade Chico, CA 95926
Dave Schlom is the longtime host and creator of Blue Dot. From surfing to Voyager in interstellar space, rock guitar to orcas in our imperiled oceans, the topics on Blue Dot are as varied as the host’s interests and connections -- which are pretty limitless! An internationally respected space history journalist, Dave is also deeply fascinated by all aspects of the grand workings of nature’s awesome machinery on scales ranging from galactic to subatomic. And topics take in all aspects of the arts and sciences.
Matt Fidler is a producer and sound designer with over 15 years’ experience producing nationally distributed public radio programs. He has worked for shows such as Freakonomics Radio, Selected Shorts, Studio 360, The New Yorker Radio Hour and The Takeaway. In 2017, Matt launched the language podcast Very Bad Words, hitting the #28 spot in the iTunes podcast charts.